Brown County celebrating 200 years

Posted at 6:24 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 19:24:08-04

Brown County is celebrating two-hundred years as a county, and now you can learn about its history.
A new exhibit opened today at the Neville Public Museum.

It's called "Our Brown County" and includes artifacts and photos that focus on why people choose to live, work, and play here.   

Leaders hope visitors will recognize some pieces from their own communities.

"That's hopefully the case but also then we want you to walk away with another part of something that you may not have known," Neville Public Museum Director Beth Lemke said. "Maybe it's a person, maybe it's an artifact you didn't know came from that part of the county. We want it to be familiar but also learn something about our county as well."

Lemke said that Brown County is the oldest county in Wisconsin.

It became a county thirty years before Wisconsin was a state.

The exhibit is open through October of next year.